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Despite the dire predictions of technology visionary Elon Musk, you know artificial intelligence is hot when a company like John Deere throws itself into the AI acquisition fray. Sure, the farming equipment company has been chasing autonomous navigation for more than 20...

Following less-than-impressive second quarter results, Hudson’s Bay Co. announced it’d be ramping up its real estate strategy in a bid to weather hard times in the retail sector amidst changing trends and growing online competition. The news follows a recent note to shareholders...

In the world of M&A, few topics are as important or as vexing as valuation. Firmex and MergerMarket interviewed 25 mid-market M&A dealmakers in North America about the human biases and intangibles that impact how an asset is valued, and the most common valuation blunders.

Authored by Valitas Capital Partners, this infographic provides a quick snapshot of merger and acquisition activity in the Canadian market for the previous month. (Click image to view infographic full-size) Market Update Two hundred and thirty-eight Canadian M&A transactions closed in September. Year to date,...

Firmex recently released its annual M&A Fee Guide 2017 report prepared in conjunction with Divestopedia. The DealRoom sat down with John Carvalho, President of Divestopedia, to discuss why this new research is relevant to investment bankers and M&A advisors. Information about M&A...

If you like to pay close attention to what's happening in the Canadian M&A market, you'll find this infographic of interest. Authored by Karen Fisman, Michael Mazza, Gavin Ockrant, Clear Li, Chris Angelatos, and Paris Aden of Valitas Capital Partners, it provides...

Last month, Warren Buffett’s bid for Oncor, a utility company based in Texas, fell through. This marks the second public failure for the Oracle of Omaha in clinching a large deal this year, the first being when the Unilever takeover by...
Valitas Canadian M&A Market Recap

This infographic from Valitas Capital Partners provides a snapshot view of M&A activity in the Canadian market for the week ended August 18, 2017. Thirty-six Canadian M&A transactions closed this past week. Year to date, M&A closed deal count is 2.7% higher than...
Energy M&A in 2017

North America’s energy sector is witnessing increased interest from private equity firms, a decline in foreign buyers, and an IPO market in the midst of a rebound, according to Surging Ahead: Energy M&A in 2017, a new report prepared by Firmex...

As recently noted in a Wall Street Journal article, some private equity (PE) firms have begun partnering with pharmaceutical companies, though in a manner far from traditional. Instead of buying nascent fledgling biotech firms outright, these PE companies have begun providing...